Disaster risk management in post-2015 development goals: potential targets and indicators

Chapter 5 - Health in a Disasters Goal (World Health Organization)
April 2013
Overview

Disasters can hamper economic growth, affect poverty levels and cause human suffering. Without significant action, the extent and impact of economic and social damage associated with disasters will get worse over the next 20 years, largely as a result of growing exposure of people and assets. This has the potential to reverse development progress in hard-hit areas.

Including measures to promote disaster risk management (DRM) in the post-2015 development goals is needed to incentivise investment in advance of shocks to protect lives and livelihoods – but also save money.

This report examines options for including DRM in the post-2015 development framework. Its eight chapters, each authored by leading international experts, combine to explore three scenarios for including DRM:

  1. A standalone goal on disasters, supported by targets. The report assesses targets on reducing mortality, reducing economic losses, preventing impoverishment and protecting and improving health systems;
  2. A target on disasters within a goal on ‘resilience’, ‘security’ or ‘tackling obstacles to development’; drawing on the detailed assessments of the targets mentioned above.
  3. Integration of DRM into other goals. The report particularly highlights how DRM could be included in poverty reduction and education goals.

This publication is an output of the following project: Rethinking the global agreement for disaster risk reduction
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-1-909464-31-5
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Disaster Risk Management in Post-2015 Development Goals: Potential Targets and Indicators

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Chapter 1 - Introduction (Mitchell, Lovell, Comba and Jones)

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Chapter 2 - Disasters and their economic impacts (Ranger and Surminski)

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Chapter 3 - Disaster Deaths (Guha-Sapir and Hoyois)

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Chapter 4 - Disasters and their impact on poverty (Clarke and Reid)

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Chapter 5 - Health in a Disasters Goal (World Health Organization)

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Chapter 6 - Disaster resilience in a poverty reduction goal (Sumner)

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Chapter 7 - DRR in an education goal (Zook Sorensen, Rumsey and Garcia)

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Chapter 8 - Synthesis (Jones, Mitchell, Lovell and Comba)

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Annex

Annex
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Executive Summary (Mitchell, Jones, Lovell and Comba)

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References

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